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(A) Approval of certain types of centers by Planning Commission. In any commercial district, the Planning Commission may approve a neighborhood-type shopping center or a community-type shopping center subject to the provisions hereinafter set forth under this subchapter.
(B) Development plan.
(1) The development plan shall show such items as the size of the project, the location and approximate shapes of buildings, road ingress and egress patterns, parking areas, storm drainage and water and sewerage facilities, and such other information as is necessary for the Planning Commission to give the necessary consideration.
(2) It shall be the duty of the Planning Commission to ascertain whether the location, size, and other characteristics of the site, and the proposed plan, comply with the following conditions:
(a) The proposed PCC will not cause points of traffic congestion on existing or planned future roads in the areas of such proposed location; and
(b) The plans provide for a PCC consisting of one or more groups of establishments in buildings of integrated and harmonious design, together with adequate and properly arranged traffic and parking facilities and landscaping, so as to result in an attractive and efficient shopping center.
(C) General regulations. The following regulations shall apply to a PCC:
(a) No building shall be erected within 50 feet of a public street right-of-way line, and no parking lot or other facility or accessory use, except permitted signs and planting, shall be located within ten feet of any public street right-of-way line.
(b) No building shall be located within 25 feet of any other boundary line, and any such line which adjoins a Residential District, if deemed necessary by the Planning Commission, shall be screened by a solid wall or compact evergreen hedge at least six feet in height, or by such other screening device as may be deemed appropriate and adequate.
(D) Accessory uses. Regardless of the underlying zoning district, the Planning Commission may allow residential uses as an accessory use to a PCC as follows:
(1) Second story. Provided the structure is not more than a total of two stories, residential units may be provided on the second story of the structure. No residential use is permitted on the first story of any structure within the PCC.
(2) Floor area. A residential unit shall be no less than 600 square feet and no greater than 1,000 square feet in size. The area of all residential units shall not exceed 50% of the total area of the structures within the planned business center (PCC).
(5) Redevelopment. A PCC existing as of February 26, 2007, may be redeveloped to include residential units on the second story of any existing structure, provided that:
(a) An amended site plan is approved by the Planning Commission; and
(6) Parking. In addition to any parking required for the PCC, the Planning Commission may require an additional parking space per residential unit and may, in its discretion, restrict the additional parking to use by the residential tenant.
(Ord. 2019-07, passed 12-12-2019)